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Title:Discourse and Device. The Power Strategies of Hildegard Medicine
Author(s):Sanders, Brenda Lynne
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Schoeps, Karl-Heinz
Department / Program:Germanic Languages and Literatures
Discipline:Germanic Languages and Literatures
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Health Sciences, Medicine and Surgery
Abstract:By locating Hildegard Medicine in its historical, cultural and social context among other alternative medicines and biomedicine, I reveal power struggles and discursive strategies that have lead to its contemporary popularity in German culture. Yet while its interest to scholars of German cultural studies is plain, the ultimate significance of my investigation is more than academic. Hildegard Medicine is a lens for viewing broader issues of the discourse of biomedicine and the competing discourses of alternative medicines including such questions as: "Why do alternative medicines seem to be catching on in Western society?" and "What implications might this popular phenomenon have for the scientific biomedicine of the future?"
Issue Date:2003
Description:319 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3086173
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2003

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